Injection or PO?
- Given this history, exenatide is sometimes referred to as "lizard spit".
- Brand name: Byetta
- Class: Incretin Mimetics
- For DM-2
- SubQ injection, must be Refrigerated at 36-46 F.
- Found in the saliva of Gila Monster. It is like Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that regulates glucose metabolism and insuline secretion.
- Theraputics: It enhences Glucose-dependent insuline secretion, lowers Glucagon secretion, and slows gastric emptying.